Reading camps and programs

Camps and programs offering help with reading

Reading camps help kids develop language skills, reading comprehension, and other aspects of literacy, to improve academic performance. Listed below, find specialized camps focused on developing kids’ reading skills. A section below that lists camps that offer reading as part of a broader curriculum. Underneath the camp lists, find links to targeted lists of reading camps near you, along with more information and advice for parents, kids, and teens. Read more

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Focus Learning Academic Centre   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

An enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-150Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Focus Learning Academic CentreAn enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Sylvan Learning Thornhill   

Thornhill; Markham

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Day camp, Program

Sylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $149/month
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1493-181Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringSylvan Learning ThornhillSylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing. Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Crescent Camps & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed756-172North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

A specialized summer camp to support English and French learning. We offer over 10 programs to support literacy and language for kids of all ages. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $220/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2204-183Virtual Program, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) l'Académie Crème de la Crème A specialized summer camp to support English and French learning. We offer over 10 programs to support literacy and language for kids of all ages. Virtual Program, Quebec Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

eLearnED Leaders   

Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Program, Family camp

We offer one to one & group online tutoring support in all academic subjects & a variety of enrichment programs, such as learning & wellness strategies, literature, writing, math, science, coding, art, book clubs & more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $50/session
Virtual Program, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed503-184Virtual Program, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringeLearnED LeadersWe offer one to one & group online tutoring support in all academic subjects & a variety of enrichment programs, such as learning & wellness strategies, literature, writing, math, science, coding, art, book clubs & more. Virtual Program, Ontario Virtual Program, Program, Family camp Coed

Sylvan Learning Oakville   

Oakville; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

At Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed305-185Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Sylvan Learning OakvilleAt Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
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These camps offer reading activities, as part of more varied programming.
  • Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Virtual Program, Program

With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $325/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed3256-180Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)Brain Power Enrichment ProgramsWith more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA. Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

ivyGoal Institute Canada   

Richmond; West Vancouver

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Program

We offer a variety of educational programs offered such as ESL, English, Math, Toefl, SAT, SSAT prep, and support for private school & college applications. Guarantee one grade level improvement after 40hrs of tutoring. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $70/week
Program openCamp Coed706-201Richmond, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British ColumbiaEducation: Academic/TutoringivyGoal Institute CanadaWe offer a variety of educational programs offered such as ESL, English, Math, Toefl, SAT, SSAT prep, and support for private school & college applications. Guarantee one grade level improvement after 40hrs of tutoring. Richmond, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia Program Coed

Sidney Ledson Institute   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

The SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $420/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4202.5-142Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteThe SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

FDT Academy    

Vancouver; Online

  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

FDT's 2020/2021 academic programs are offered online via Zoom. As leaders in Debate, Speech & Model UN training, FDT Academy is renowned for having over 20 of its students make it on the national Debate & Speech teams. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-183Vancouver, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Education: Public Speaking/DebateFDT Academy FDT's 2020/2021 academic programs are offered online via Zoom. As leaders in Debate, Speech & Model UN training, FDT Academy is renowned for having over 20 of its students make it on the national Debate & Speech teams. Vancouver, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Power of Words Academy   

Don Mills, Toronto; Markham; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

2020/2021 Writing & Public Speaking School Year Program for kids in Grades 2 to 8. Select from in-person classes (at our North York Campus) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/2 weeks
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1007-144Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Power of Words Academy2020/2021 Writing & Public Speaking School Year Program for kids in Grades 2 to 8. Select from in-person classes (at our North York Campus) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more! Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $600/session
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed60011-175Stanstead, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Stanstead College Summer CampsSummer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more! Stanstead, Quebec Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Central Montessori Schools   

Thornhill; Willowdale, Toronto; Bayview Village, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

CMS offers dynamic summer camp programs for children 3 to 12 years of age. It’s the perfect balance of physical, mental and creative challenge! At CMS fun and learning go hand in hand! Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $595/2 weeks
Day camp openCamp Coed5953-126Thornhill, Ontario, Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Willowdale, Toronto, , Bayview Village, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Central Montessori SchoolsCMS offers dynamic summer camp programs for children 3 to 12 years of age. It’s the perfect balance of physical, mental and creative challenge! At CMS fun and learning go hand in hand! Thornhill, Ontario, Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Willowdale, Toronto, , Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Read more...

  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $450/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed45013-177Virtual Program, , Lakefield, OntarioEducation (multi)Lakefield College School Summer ProgramsTransformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Virtual Program, , Lakefield, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

Enrichment Studies at Queen's University connects students in Grades 5-12 with exciting university experiences. We inspire our participants to reach their potential through mentorship, growth and problem solving. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $199/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed19910-178Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's UniversityEnrichment Studies at Queen's University connects students in Grades 5-12 with exciting university experiences. We inspire our participants to reach their potential through mentorship, growth and problem solving. Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Camp Muskoka   

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,195/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed11956-169Bracebridge, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp MuskokaBoost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from! Bracebridge, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Oxford Learning High Park   

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1004-1210Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Oxford Learning High ParkOxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $290/session
Day camp openCamp Coed2904-1311St. Catharines, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Ridley College Summer ProgrammesRidley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more! St. Catharines, Ontario Day camp Coed

Prestige School Summer Programme   

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed3503-1212Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Prestige School Summer ProgrammeA day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Quills and Quotes is an after-school education program that teaches public speaking and writing skills in one class! It includes essay and creative writing, literary analysis and comprehension. Summer/online classes. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2508-1513Virtual Program, , Mississauga, OntarioEducation (multi)Quills and Quotes: Writing and Public Speaking ProgramQuills and Quotes is an after-school education program that teaches public speaking and writing skills in one class! It includes essay and creative writing, literary analysis and comprehension. Summer/online classes. Virtual Program, , Mississauga, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Shadow Lake Centre   

Whitchurch - Stouffville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music. Read more...

  • Ages 9 to 65
  • Coed
  • from $1,800/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed18009-6514Whitchurch - Stouffville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Shadow Lake CentreA summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music. Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Program

Little Mountain Learning Academy is a well-recognized After-school Academic Enrichment facility on the UBC campus. We offer a wide range of English and Math programs from PreK to Grade 12. Read more...

  • Ages 3.8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Program openCamp Coed303.8-1815Vancouver, British ColumbiaEducation (multi)Little Mountain Learning AcademyLittle Mountain Learning Academy is a well-recognized After-school Academic Enrichment facility on the UBC campus. We offer a wide range of English and Math programs from PreK to Grade 12. Vancouver, British Columbia Program Coed

CASMA Camps   

Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

High quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2004-1616Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) CASMA CampsHigh quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Day camp, Program Coed

La Citadelle Summer Camp   

York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

La Citadelle Summer Camp offers unique Programs that incorporate educational enrichment (French, English & Math), with an exciting array of activities, sports, fine arts & technology. Our Camps run for the month of July. Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $380/week
Day camp openCamp Coed3802.5-1217York Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) La Citadelle Summer CampLa Citadelle Summer Camp offers unique Programs that incorporate educational enrichment (French, English & Math), with an exciting array of activities, sports, fine arts & technology. Our Camps run for the month of July. York Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed

Roseneath Theatre   

Downtown West, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

A creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $40/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed406-1618Downtown West, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Roseneath TheatreA creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Saddlewood Riding Camp   

Peterborough Area

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight camp

A horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management instruction. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,250/session
Overnight camp openCamp Girls12507-1619Peterborough Area, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianSaddlewood Riding CampA horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management instruction. Peterborough Area, Ontario Overnight camp Girls

Apostrophe Kids   

Oakville; Mississauga; Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Program

Academic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $159/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed1596-1520Oakville, Yukon, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Academic/TutoringApostrophe KidsAcademic enrichment program developed by an Ontario Certified Teacher to build student confidence and engagement in Language Arts and Math. Classes are once a week for 90 minutes from September to June. Oakville, Yukon, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $160/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed1607-1721Mill Bay, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Brentwood College School Summer CampsLocated on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17. Mill Bay, British Columbia Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

An interactive and exciting summer program with a literacy and math focus in the morning, and arts and games in the afternoon. For children aged 4 through 12. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2754-1222Mississauga, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) GlenOak Academy Summer CampAn interactive and exciting summer program with a literacy and math focus in the morning, and arts and games in the afternoon. For children aged 4 through 12. Mississauga, Ontario Day camp Coed

Top Class Edge Learning   

Richmond Hill; Online; Bayview Village, Toronto; Markham

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

We strive for strategic tutoring and proven methods to help students master English, Math, and Sciences. Expert tutors combine challenging lessons and personalized feedback with excellent habits and learning skills. Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $55/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed5511-1823Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, OntarioEducation: Academic/Tutoring Top Class Edge LearningWe strive for strategic tutoring and proven methods to help students master English, Math, and Sciences. Expert tutors combine challenging lessons and personalized feedback with excellent habits and learning skills. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Bayview Glen Camp   

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $2,300/session
Day camp openCamp Coed23004-1424Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Bayview Glen CampLocated centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed

Learning Disabilities Society   

Vancouver; North Vancouver

  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Programs provide customized, one-to-one or small group learning support for children and youth with diagnosed or suspected learning differences. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $495/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed4958-1225Vancouver, British Columbia, North Vancouver, British ColumbiaEducation (multi)Learning Disabilities SocietyPrograms provide customized, one-to-one or small group learning support for children and youth with diagnosed or suspected learning differences. Vancouver, British Columbia, North Vancouver, British Columbia Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

JOA Camps   

Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 6
  • Coed
  • from $55/day
Day camp openCamp Coed554-626Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) JOA CampsAn exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp Coed

St. Michael's College School Summer Camps   

Forest Hill, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

SMCS Camps provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit: smcscamps.com Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed10010-1627Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) St. Michael's College School Summer CampsSMCS Camps provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit: smcscamps.com Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Play Island Explorers   

Richmond Hill

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Join us for PA days, March Break, Summer Camp, & Winer Break for an exciting camp experience for children ages 4-12 years. From indoor playground, outdoor sports, crafts, science, baking, music, splash park, & much more. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $50/day
Day camp openCamp Coed504-1228Richmond Hill, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Play Island ExplorersJoin us for PA days, March Break, Summer Camp, & Winer Break for an exciting camp experience for children ages 4-12 years. From indoor playground, outdoor sports, crafts, science, baking, music, splash park, & much more. Richmond Hill, Ontario Day camp Coed

Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

Active, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45/day
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed455-1229Port Moody, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Port Moody, British Columbia Day camp, Program Coed
  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Day camp

Lynn-Rose Heights Adventure Quest Camp is a unique and specifically designed "Reach Ahead Program" and "Adventure Camp". Campers work on Mathematics and Language curriculum. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2354-1230Mississauga, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringLynn-Rose Heights Adventure Quest CampLynn-Rose Heights Adventure Quest Camp is a unique and specifically designed "Reach Ahead Program" and "Adventure Camp". Campers work on Mathematics and Language curriculum. Mississauga, Ontario Day camp Coed

Teen Ranch   

Caledon

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp

Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $320/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed3205-1831Caledon, OntarioSport (multi)Teen RanchJust an hour from the GTA, a traditional Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps. Caledon, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2004-1232Pickering, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Claremont Nature CentreNature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests! Pickering, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Camp Pathfinder   

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Boys12007-1633Algonquin Park, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp PathfinderEst. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun! Algonquin Park, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Boys

Camp Kodiak   

Parry Sound

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without LD, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,527/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed15276-1834Parry Sound, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp KodiakFun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without LD, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities. Parry Sound, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Reading camps near you

Reading summer camps are an ideal way for kids, especially middle grade students, to learn literacy skills during time away from school. Links below go to our advanced search, which makes it easy for you to drill down into camps’ availability, the age ranges targeted, and more. 

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What reading camps offer

According to one study, up to 66% of 4th grade kids are not considered “proficient in reading.”* Reading camp can be beneficial to many kids whose parents aren’t even looking for help in this area. They spark curiosity in young people, helping them internalize a desire to learn, to explore the value of reading and to experience for themselves the way increased literacy opens up new worlds. Of course, camps are also ideal for kids for whom English is a second language. 

Many of the camps listed through OurKids.net take place in an academic setting such as private schools or tutoring services. This kind of setting is ideally equipped with technology, learning aids, and reading materials. Kids may be tutored one-on-one here, and they also benefit from working in groups with others at the same reading level. Camp is staffed by caring educators who love working with kids and who are passionate about helping kids read better. 

The camp setting makes learning and self-improvement fun. Here, kids find themselves among peers with similar needs and interests. Kids’ reading camp is often structured around themes that make learning and reading enjoyable. For example, one camp lists weekly themes including superheroes, the  environment, fantasy fiction, and others. Other camps may offer a variety of typical camp activities like swimming and soccer that help break up learning.  

Look closer at some benefits:

  • Improved literacy is, of course, a gateway to better grades. Improved reading skills improves other intellectual skills like abstract thinking and the ability to make connections. Learning to read deeper, campers accelerate their knowledge acquisition, which leads to further improvements in literacy. 
  • Improved grades increase kids' enjoyment of school, and improve self-confidence. This, in turn, leads to growth in other areas. Children grow emotionally, through improved literacy. They’re better able to articulate their own thoughts and ideas, participate more in adult conversations, and develop a healthier self-esteem and increased self awareness. 
  • Camps will also help kids develop writing skills or may also include development in other subjects like math, science, and other school subjects. Improved reading skills improves intellectual skills like abstract thinking and kids’ ability to make connections. 

Literacy's importance for future jobs

Reading skills are essential for any academic success and to kids' success in higher learning. 

While literacy has become increasingly valuable in the workforce in recent years, its importance increases all the time. One contemporary study found that unemployment among people with low literacy is over 25%, while the unemployment rate among people with high literacy is below 5%. 70% of Canadian jobs require college-level reading skills. Most other jobs require a basic level of literacy. Note also that low level jobs that don't require literacy are being replaced by automation. 

In this new millennium, reading skills will be fundamental to what observers like Janice Dole call “high literacy”, an increasingly valued skill. “High literacy” consists of thinking deeply and learning mindfully and assumes fundamental literacy skills. Mastering basic literacy and reading is an essential component of this “high literacy, which involves, at the least, (a) self-regulating and monitoring one’s thinking and learning; (b) understanding and empathizing with a diversity of ideas and beliefs; (c) examining multiple perspectives on problems and solutions; (d) selecting, organizing, interpreting, and synthesizing new information; (e) working in collaboration with others from many different cultures and perspectives; and (f) sharing knowledge and expertise with others in solving problems.” In today’s workplace, we're already seeing the increased valuation of skills she describes. Core literacy is fundamental to the development of these critical character attributes she lists. 

Other camps you may be interested in

A number of types of camps are closely related to reading camps. These camps help kids with reading but are also appealing to kids for whom reading camp is an interest. Consider taking a closer at the following related camp types:

ESL camp is another fun way for kids for whom English is a second language to deepen their understanding of English and improve their usage. 

Debate camp can help kids develop their articulation skills. Once you master basic literacy skills, this kind of camp can take you to a whole new level in your speaking ability. 

One-to-one tutoring programs are an ideal way to improve reading skills in a closer setting. For kids who need extra help, or who are shy about poor reading skills, this kind of after-school or summer help can be a good solution. 

Questions for parents to ask reading camps

  • What are instructors’ and counselors’ qualifications?
  • What is the focus of the camp? For example, is it ESL-oriented or does the camp focused on encouraging deeper literacy? 
  • Are counselors and teachers trained in conflict resolution and other issues?
  • Has the camp ever had to deal with bullying issues? What is their policy concerning this? 
  • How much time is spent on reading activities versus other camp activities?
  • What is the instructor-to-camper ratio?
  • Can you provide testimonials from other campers and parents?

Be sure you've found the best camp

Too often, parents make camp and summer programming decisions quickly, based on location and availability. Look around at the breadth of options, and you can be sure you find the best reading camp for your son or daughter.  The best place to start is the Our Kids Camp Expo held annually in Toronto. You’ll find many related camps there, as well as interactive activities, learning sessions and more. It’s the ideal way to find the best fit for your child. Speak with directors, camp staff and even veteran campers. Register today at discounted rates!

Find much more advice and information across OurKids.net:

Sources and further reading

*readingcamprocks.org

What will be the demands of literacy in the workplace in the next millennium?” Janice A Dole. Reading Research Quarterly. 2000/07/09. P.383



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